Building Tune-Ups

Seattle Building Tune-Ups is a progressive energy efficiency policy that helps building owners identify smart, responsible ways to reduce energy and water costs. Like cars and bikes, all buildings need to be tuned regularly to keep them running as efficiently as possible. Through tune-ups, building owners find operational efficiencies and low- and no-cost fixes that improve building performance and on average reduce building energy use 10-15%.


Building Tune-Ups Workbook Now Available Online

A Building Tune-Ups Workbook is now available to help building owners and their representatives plan or begin a tune-up. This reference document can serve as a means to collect assessment and corrective action results. 
OSE will not be accepting Tune-Up Summary Reports in the workbook format. Building owners and managers will submit all data via an online portal available in the Spring of 2018.
  • View the Tune-Ups Workbook here.
  • Read more about complying with the Building Tune-Ups ordinance on our How to Comply page.

Large Buildings Can Now Submit Alternative Compliance Request Forms

Alternative compliance, single-round waiver, and one-year extension request forms are now available online for buildings 200,000 square feet or larger. All forms can be downloaded on the How to Comply page.

All requests are due September 4, 2018 for these buildings. To submit a request, download the form, review all the requirements for the pathway, and submit the completed form with all required documentation to